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Leaders gather in Mozambique to drive affordable Internet
June 18, 2014 ♦ No Comment
Leaders gather in Mozambique to drive affordable Internet

The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) is hosting a meeting with government officials to identify the key blockages to affordable Internet in Mozambique.

Local internet traffic stressed in Zimbabwe as international capacity grows
June 16, 2014 ♦ No Comment
Local internet traffic stressed in Zimbabwe as international capacity grows

Most internet traffic in Zimbabwe is not local to local (67% goes undersea to London). Local content is needed (networks providers and content providers can partner), along with network peering and IXPs. But, data centres require power and connectivity.

Nigeria Internet Governance Forum empowers youth to use the internet for good
June 15, 2014 ♦ No Comment
Nigeria Internet Governance Forum empowers youth to use the internet for good

The 3rd Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF) was held in June 2014, focusing on the theme of youth empowerment.

Infrastructure investment and citizen awareness are needed to encourage Mozambique’s internet development
May 7, 2014 ♦ No Comment
Infrastructure investment and citizen awareness are needed to encourage Mozambique’s internet development

The Mozambican Government has made reforms to support national Internet development. Despite these steps, the nation still lags much of the continent in terms of connectivity.

North African broadband markets, visualized
May 1, 2014 ♦ No Comment
North African broadband markets, visualized

A World Bank report on the state of the Middle East and North Africa’s broadband landscape examines how to develop each market through a combination of policy, infrastructure, and competition.

9 recommendations to guide Africa’s ICT development
April 29, 2014 ♦ One Comment
9 recommendations to guide Africa’s ICT development

Nine recommendations to guide Africa’s ICT development include open data, more local content, infrastructure projects, and public-private partnerships.